Category Archives: Rice dishes

Tri coloured rice

Tri coloured rice is made with tomato rice, spinach rice and plain rice. Try this mouthwatering rice dish and enjoy. Happy Republic Day!!!!

Sweet pongal or Sakkarai pongal recipe

Pongal is a harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. People pray to Sun God on this occasion. In Tamil language, ‘pongal’ means ‘boiling over’. On that day, women boil the new rice with fresh milk and jaggery and allow it to overflow the pots. It is an expression of happiness that the new harvest is here and should enjoy it. The date of pongal festival remains constant every year, on the 14th of January. However the festival is celebrated for 4 days from 13th to 16th of the month. Sweet pongal is a sweet dish which is prepared and first offered to the Sun God. Sweet pongal is made from raw rice, jaggery, milk, ghee and nuts and is very easy to make.

Moong dal khichdi

Moong dal khichdi is a very popular rice dish in Gujarat. It is a very light and healthy meal made with rice and yellow moong dal and sufficient amounts of water and then flavoured with ghee. Moong dal khichdi is very easy to prepare and a healthy combination of rice and moong dal. It is a very soothing meal which can be had at lunch or at dinner.

Ven pongal or khara pongal recipe

Ven pongal or khara pongal is a popular dish in South Indian homes and is served as breakfast dish in Tamil Nadu. It is called as huggi in Karnataka. Ven pongal is a spicy variant made with rice, moong dal, black pepper, cumin seeds and cashew nuts. It is commonly prepared during pongal, a harvest festival, where this dish is prepared to celebrate the festival. Ven pongal is very easy to prepare and tastes best when served with sambar or coconut chutney.

Capsicum pulao

Capsicum pulao is a simple and tasty one pot meal made with green capsicum, onions and tomatoes. It can be prepared in a jiffy with less effort. Capsicum pulao is best served with raita or papads and makes a complete meal by itself.

Methi pulao or methi rice

Methi pulao or methi rice is a very delicious preparation made with fenugreek leaves, rice and mixed with spices. Fenugreek leaves is a good source of iron. It is a very healthy dish which can be had plain or served with curd or raita.

Tendli/masale bhaat or Ivy gourd rice

Ivy gourd is also called as tindora, dundru, tendli or tondekayi. Ivy gourd or tendli is high in fibre which helps in the digestion of food. It is a powerful antioxidant and is known to increase immune system function as well. Ivy gourd is known to be good for treating skin infections too. Tendli or ivy gourd rice is a very popular rice dish in Maharashtra and some parts of North Karnataka. A very delicious one pot meal which can be had plain or with curd or onion tomato raita.

South indian coconut rice or thengai sadam recipe

Coconut rice or thengai sadam is very popular in South India. It is made with freshly grated coconut, rice and spiced with cashew nuts, red chillies and curry leaves. Coconut rice is very easy to prepare, less spicy and can be done quickly. It can be had plain or served with papads or any curry of your choice.

Sweet corn pulao

A complete meal by itself, sweet corn pulao is a very healthy and delicious rice dish. Corn is low in fat and has lot of vitamins including vitamin C and it is also high in fiber. Corn pulao is made with rice, corn and mixed with spices. It can be had on its own or served with raita or papads. Corn pulao recipe is easy to make and healthy too.

Vegetable fried rice recipe

A very popular and delicious chinese rice dish which is usually served with a gravy dish. It is a combination of vegetables like french beans, spring onions, carrot, capsicum and cabbage and spices and can be cooked faster. It is a lighter and healthy version of fried rice. Spring onions are important as it gives flavour to the fried rice.